Lecture. “Institutional Corruption: Finance.” 5-6:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-6030. Lawrence Lessig, of Harvard University, presents.
Lecture. “The Poetry of the Influence Machine: On Translating One Self into Another.” 5:30-7 p.m., Regenstein Library, room 122A-B, 1100 E. 57th St., 773-834-8936, free. Poet Peter Cole presents.
Talk. “The American Blade Runner: My Personal Story.” 6-7 p.m., Ratner Athletic Center, 5530 S. Ellis Ave. Blake Leeper, a bilateral below-the-knee amputee discusses how he overcame obstacles to become a star athlete.
Panel Discussion. “Children on the U.S.-Mexico Border: The Current Crisis.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-834-0957, free.
Author Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Tribune columnist Clarence Page presents.
Lecture. “What are Artworks for in a Networked Time? Collective Collaborations and Practices of Failure in the Alternate Reality Game.”
Lecture. “What are Artworks for in a Networked Time? Collective Collaborations and Practices of Failure in the Alternate Reality Game.” 6-8 p.m., Social Science Research Building, room 122, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-834-8936. Patrick Jagoda,(…)
Book Launch. 3 p.m., Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, fourth floor, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670, free. A celebration of the publication of the catalog for William Pope’s 2013 exhibit at the Renaissance Society, “Forlesen.”
CD Release Recital and Reception. 4 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, free. For the New Budapest Orpheum Society’s new album, “When Dreams Fall Apart: The Golden Age of Jewish(…)